So how does Fl work can the shitbags family try to sue him since he had been charged for the death? Storer: NOT GUILTY Tampa, Florida - A Jury in Hillsborough County Circuit Court has found Lawrence Storer not guilty. Storer was on trial for manslaughter in the 2003 death of 24-year-old Shantavious Wilson. Storer was rennovating his restaurant at 11:30PM, when Wilson robbed Storer at gunpoint, and Storer ran down Wilson in his Ford Explorer SUV, killing Wilson. Storer is the owner of Sumos Thai restaurant on Twiggs St., just a couple of blocks from the courthouse where he was acquitted. Jury deliberates fate in restaurant owner's manslaughter trial By: Sara Dorsey Tampa, Florida -- Jurors are now decided victim or vigilante in the the trial of a restaurant owner charged with killing a robber.. A restaurant owner charged with killing a robber took the stand in his own defense today. Lawrence Storer is on trial for manslaughter, after he chased and ran over his armed attacker, Shantavious Wilson. Storer's entire defense rests on his shoulders now. A blow to his case came this morning when his lawyers tried to introduce a witness who was also robbed by Wilson in 1998, but the judge ruled the woman could not testify, due to legal reasons. Now Storer's own words could make or break him. When asked if he knew Wilson’s weapon was only a pellet gun, Storer replied, “It looked real to me.” It was this pellet gun and robbery that the defense contends caused an emotional Lawrence Storer, who believed the police were on the way, to get in his truck and chase after his armed attacker. “I accelerated as he started to run,” Storer said on the stand. “We both went down Polk Street together, and then my vehicle struck him.” Storer says he was hysterical when he leaned over a dying Wilson for one last exchange, which was caught in surveillance video. “You've been caught, and you're not getting away with this,” Storer says he told Wilson. The defense has rested on its questioning of Storer. Prosecutors tried to chip away at his testimony in cross-examination. If he's convicted, Storer could face up to 15 years in prison.